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The Lady of the Light

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Corinne
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0 posted 03-26-2000 12:03 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

Rex's lovely shipwreck poem inspired me to dust this old one off...


Lady of the Light

She was always the Sentinel
She knew this from the start
Guardian to her one great love
Mystery of a womanís heart

Long days and bittersweet nights
Wind whips at stone cold walls
Isolation her companion
No comfort in these dark halls

She doesnít really mind the cold
Or the ninety stairs to the light
To tend to whale oil reserves
Standing guard on foggy nights

Her love is away on a ship at sea
She waits for its arrival
Listens to the fog hornís moan
Worries for their survival

The wind howls, seas are high
She looks again and again
No sign of the ship by sunrise
She hurries to landís end

Into town, now gathering
They all ask, ďhave you heard?Ē
Hope and faith uniting them
But hours pass without word

The Brother James, lost at sea
Husbands, fathers, and sons
And when itís over they tally
The number at sixty-one

She feels at fault in some way
The one trusted with the light
Now the years pass by, but still
She dreams of him at night

One day the light did not burn
No one was tending it you see
The lady of the light was gone
To rejoin her man of the sea

© July 1999 Corinne Bailey


© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth
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1 posted 03-26-2000 12:06 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

How lucky we are that you decided to post this! What a story, and you told it well, Corinne.

Elizabeth


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Marge Tindal
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2 posted 03-26-2000 12:15 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Oh, Corinne~
This is WONDERFUL !
I'm glad you blew the dust off.
You have penned a heart-wrenching tale.
~*Marge*~


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3 posted 03-26-2000 03:14 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautifully written, Corinne!

Denise
JamesMichael
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4 posted 03-26-2000 03:24 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Corinne wonderfully written bittersweet thoughts.  James
Nan
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5 posted 03-26-2000 04:55 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Got any more of these lovelies hiding out? Need to borrow my "Endust"?.....
Lone Wolf
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6 posted 03-26-2000 05:49 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Corinne,
I love this poem!!!  Thank you for pulling it out again.  It is so well written I feel her pain and longing.  Well told!!!  As you know, I just love lighthouses, etc.  Thanks again!!  

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Corinne
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7 posted 03-26-2000 07:02 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Why thank you, Elizabeth, you're very kind.

Marge, thank you,thank you!

Denise, James, Nan and Lone Wolf, thank you!

Cor
Parker
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8 posted 03-27-2000 03:44 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corinne, a wonderful tale, so sad, as I read knowing what was coming I almost couldn't finish it.... too choked up.

Parker
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9 posted 03-27-2000 11:08 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Oh...how sad  
Toerag
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10 posted 03-27-2000 11:22 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

The lady of the light?
Of course the light is red.
She makes her money every night,
And never leaves her bed.

Just think of the excitement,
A different customer every night,
And every person soon returns,
If she does her "selling" right.

Seriously though miss Corinne..this is a lovely poem....well done gal!
Corinne
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11 posted 03-27-2000 11:45 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you, Parker and Hoot, this is one of my favorite poems, because I just love lighthouses and am fascinated by shipwrecks.

And Toe?  I feel a poem coming on, just fer You! LOL

corinne

Danny Holloway
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12 posted 03-28-2000 11:01 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Almost missed this wonderful poem.  Such a good story with sad ending.
Nice work.
Seymour Tabin
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13 posted 03-28-2000 11:06 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Corinne,
This is a wonderful poem, I'd like to see anymore dusty ones you would care to post.
*L*
RAM
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14 posted 03-29-2000 12:26 AM       View Profile for RAM   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RAM

Corinne,

This is definitely one of my faves.  

Rick



[This message has been edited by RAM (edited 03-29-2000).]
CherylLynnMckee
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15 posted 03-29-2000 12:35 AM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

Lovely..hauntingly beautiful.

 
 
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